The Commonwealth Government is overseeing a major reform of water management in the Murray-Darling Basin to address over extraction of water in the Basin. The Murray-Darling Basin Plan will set legally binding sustainable extraction limits for all Basin States.
We have made a number of submissions on behalf of the Australian Network of Environment Defenders Offices (ANEDO).
Our April 2012 submission to the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan is here:
View submission The proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan (16 April 2012) (PDF, 1.37MB)
We have released our legal analysis of the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan and whether the Plan complies with the Water Act.
Released on 2 April 2012.
View Legal analysis of the Proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan in MS Word (2 April 2012) (MSW 96.6KB)
View Legal analysis of the Proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan in PDF (2 April 2012) (PDF 145KB)
We have also prepared a briefing paper on the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan. The draft Plan was open for public comment until 16 April 2012. This briefing paper explains what the impact of the Plan will be and sets out our main legal concerns with this document.
View briefing paper The proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan (January 2012) (PDF 207KB)
View submission Senate Inquiry into the provisions of the Water Act (March 2011) (external link) (PDF 174KB)
View submission Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (December 2010) (external link) (PDF 222KB)
View submission Development of sustainable diversion limits for the Murray-Darling Basin (December 2009) (external link) (PDF 132KB)